China

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American Express – Beijing: Room 2101, China World Tower, China World Trade Center; tel. 010/6505-2639. Shanghai: Room 206, Retail Plaza, Shanghai Centre; tel. 021/6279-8082. Guangzhou: Room 806, GITIC Plaza Hotel; tel. 020/8331-1771. Xiamen: Room 212, Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza; tel. 0592/212-0268. Amex offices are open …

Antiquity The Church of Sv. Georgi is among the oldest Christian churches in the Balkan peninsula dating back to 4th century Sofia was originally a Thracian settlement called Serdica, or Sardica, possibly named after the Thracian tribe Serdi. Around 500 BC another tribe settled in …

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City of Plovdiv

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Plovdiv is one of the oldest cities in Europe, the city is contemporary of Troy. Homer, Herodotes and other ancient authors describe the life, traditions and the rich culture of the Tracians, who are the oldest population in the Balkan Peninsula. Many ancient authors speak …

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Romania

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Addresses – Str. (strada, or street), B-dul (bulevardul, or boulevard), and Sos. (sosea, or avenue) are abbreviations for different road types used throughout this chapter. Calea is another word used for avenue, and a piata is a square. Airlines — Tarom is the national carrier. …

Bulgaria

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Addresses — Note that streets in Bulgaria are called “ulitsa”; squares are “ploshtad”; “bulevard” is of course a boulevard. “Sveta,” usually prefacing a church, means Saint. Area Code — The area code is +359. Banks — You’ll find banks and ATMs almost everywhere in the …

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